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Tuesday, October 10

  • Today, the Trump Administration is expected to take formal steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, signing a proposed rule that would roll back President Barack Obama’s signature policy to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Rep. Yarmuth has been an ardent supporter of the policy, signing an amicus brief in support of the Clean Power Plan as it was being challenged in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
  • The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Recorded votes will be at 6:30 p.m. on noncontroversial measures under suspension of the rules.
  • Key votes of the week include possible consideration of a disaster aid package in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; as well as consideration of S.585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
  • The Congressman will meet with national immigration groups regarding the DREAM Act.

Wednesday, October 11

  • In the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, Rep. Yarmuth has sponsored H.R. 3947, the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, legislation to ban the sale of so-called “bump stock” modifications that allow semi-automatic weapons to become essentially automatic. The Congressman has also formally requested a meeting between the White House and fellow members of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.
  • Members of the Democratic Caucus will meet to discuss legislative strategy.
  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate, 12:00 p.m. for legislative business, and is expected to begin consideration of S.585, the Dr. Chris Kirkpatrick Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.

Thursday, October 12

  • According to press reports, President Trump is expected to decertify the Iran nuclear deal this week. Rep. Yarmuth has called on Trump to uphold the deal, as U.S. intelligence and the International Atomic Energy Agency have continuously verified that Iran is dismantling its nuclear program and has complied with the terms of the agreement.
  • 8:00 AM: The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee will meet to discuss Democratic messaging priorities.
  • The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour debate, 12:00 p.m. for legislative business, and is expected to consider a disaster aid package in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
  • The Congressman will meet with Col. Toni Gant, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Louisville District.

Friday, October 13

  • The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and is expected to complete consideration of all legislation for the week.